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What causes elevated liver enzymes?

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I have normal mcv slightly raised ALT and GGT 70
I am obese and had a failed gastric bypass one year ago. My doctor mentioned alcohol intake but I have been abstinent for 3 months. I am also on lamotrigine. Does this result indicate alcoholism
Posted Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
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high liver enzymes could be because of Lamotrigine also.

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Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Although alcohol is the most common cause for high ALT and GGT but other drugs like Lamotrigine or even some pain killers can cause high liver enzymes.

So to say that only alcohol can increase the liver enzymes is not entirely true.

I hope it helps, however you may revert to me for any further query.

Best of luck
Thanks
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